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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
This year's Upper School Winterim took students as far away as London, Los Angeles, Cologne, Germany, and Ecuador. Other students traveled to New York, Florida, the Bahamas, Death Valley, or around the Carolinas. Still others stayed on campus for the week to study exercise science, forensic science, film and music, or landscape painting. And more than 80 completed internships, learning about everything from sports management (with the Seattle Mariners) to veterinary science to aerospace... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The children who died in the Holocaust were denied the opportunity to make much of an impact on the world. But some 70 years later, West Columbia artist Mary Burkett is giving some of the Holocaust’s youngest victims a powerful voice through her arresting drawings, which she shared with Heathwood’s 7th graders on March 13. “Beloved: Children of the Holocaust” is a collection of portraits Burkett has sketched of children who were killed by the Nazis during World War II. Burkett has also... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018
Heathwood's Upper School Mock Trial Team is headed to Nationals! After winning the regional competition for the third year in a row, they were named 2018 State Champions on March 10 and will now advance to the National High School Mock Trial competition in Reno, NV May 10-12. Winning the state competition is an impressive feat because the quality of all the participating teams is so high. With only the top 12 teams in the state selected to advance out of regional competition, every round is... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Heathwood's first Lower School LEAP Week (Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities) gave students in grades K-4 the opportunity to explore interests and discover new passions through a week of intensive short courses. Students could opt for the arts (Photography, History of Cinematography, Claymation Studio, Jewelry Making, Awesome Acting, Famous Artists) sports (Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Winter Olympics), STEM (Curious Coders, Robotics, Building Bridges, Math Playground, Storybook... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Heathwood's 8th graders got to see their civics lessons come to life when they traveled to Washington, S.C. March 5-8. Visits to the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, and more showcased our nation's political experience, while trips to the Library of Congress, the National Museum of African American History, and the Kennedy Center allowed students to explore American culture in a rich, immersive way. The students also met with two of South Carolina's most... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
“You want to know something crazy about your brain?” asks Dr. Chris Huffman, ’01.”If you prick your finger, the brain feels it, right? But if you touch your brain itself, it can’t feel anything.” His audience of some 40 Heathwood 3rd graders is rapt. It’s late in the afternoon, and it’s Friday, and they’re all clustered together on the floor in the Lower School Library. But Dr. Huffman has body parts. To be more specific, he’s got human hearts, carefully preserved and available to be passed... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
When Representative Jim Clyburn visited Heathwood on February 26, he offered students in Mrs. Firetag’s A.P. US Government and Politics class a chance to dialog about our nation’s government with someone who’s been on its front lines for a quarter century. Representative Clyburn attended Upper School Morning Meeting and took part in a panel discussion about the U.S. Congress. The student panelists were seniors Justice Hill, Wallace Stuckey, Lawson Leidinger, Marie Charlotte Demetriades,... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Heathwood’s Upper School drama students took home a slew of awards from the 2018 Palmetto Dramatic Association/South Carolina International Thespian Society Festival on February 24. Out of 20 high schools and over 500 students from all over the state, Heathwood was selected as Chapter Select Alternate, meaning the one-act play performed by the Heathwood ensemble received the second-highest score. The Alternate award also means that if the winning show from Dorman High School cannot attend... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Heathwood’s wrestling team had a phenomenal showing at the 2018 Individual State Championships, held on February 10. In addition to bringing home three individual state championships, every Highlander who competed placed in the top three in his weight class. Heathwood’s three State Champions are 9th grader AJ Kuse and 8th grader Myles Roberts, both winning for the first time, and 11th grader Reagan Olsen, winning for the second year in a row. Sophomore Darius Bates was State Runner-up in... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson, Sports Information Director on Monday, February 26, 2018
The Heathwood Hall Athletic Department is excited to announce that Danny Lewis will become Heathwood Hall’s next Head Football Coach. We are also welcoming Danny back to the Heathwood campus.  Danny served very ably as our Strength and Conditioning Coach and an Assistant Varsity Football Coach from 1996-1998. Since then, he has had a long and distinguished record of coaching at the college level, at Newberry, University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Middle Tennessee State, and most... Read More